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  • Obituary: Julius Lester

    Award-winning author, educator, activist, and musician Julius Lester, known for a body of work focused on African-American culture, as well as for his fierce advocacy for books for black children by black creators, died on January 18 at the age of 78.

  • GKC 2018 Breakfast Series: Q & A with Panoply's Andy Bowers

    In advance of the upcoming Global Kids Connect breakfast, “Sounds Like Opportunity: The New World of Audio,” we spoke with Bowers about how young listeners and their families are engaging with audio.

  • Four Questions for Neal Shusterman

    PW spoke with Shusterman about book two in his Arc of a Scythe series.

  • Q & A with Melba Pattillo Beals

    Beals spoke with PW about revisiting her past as a member of the Little Rock Nine, and what she hopes readers will glean from her new memoir.

  • Obituary: Brooke Goffstein

    Author-illustrator and fine artist Marilyn Brooke Goffstein, whose work was published under the name M.B. Goffstein and Brooke Goffstein, died on December 20, 2017 at the age of 77.

  • Q & A with James L. Swanson

    PW spoke with the author of 'Chasing King’s Killer' about his interest in sparking kids’ love of history.

  • In Conversation: Tim Federle and Marla Frazee

    Authors Federle and Frazee discuss seeing their picture book adaptations on the big screen.

  • Fall 2017 Flying Starts: Celia C. Pérez

    The author of 'The First Rule of Punk' reflects on her path to becoming a writer, and the need for young people to see themselves in literature.

  • Fall 2017 Flying Starts: Tochi Onyebuchi

    Tochi Onyebuchi had already written 15 unpublished novels when the idea for 'Beasts Made of Night' came about.

  • Fall 2017 Flying Starts: Andrea Tsurumi

    Author-illustrator Andrea Tsurumi on the somewhat accidental creation of her debut picture book.

  • Fall 2017 Flying Starts: Molly Ostertag

    We spoke with author-illustrator Molly Ostertag about her debut graphic novel for young readers, featuring a nonconforming boy from a magical family.

  • Fall 2017 Flying Starts: David Barclay Moore

    The idea for David Barclay Moore's debut novel, 'The Stars Beneath Our Feet,' came to the author in a dream.

  • Fall 2017 Flying Starts: Jessica Townsend

    We spoke with Townsend about realizing her childhood dream through her debut middle grade novel, now an international bestseller .

  • Fall 2017 Flying Starts

    We spotlight six notable children’s and YA debuts this season.

  • Obituary: Kathleen Karr

    Author Kathleen Karr, best known for her numerous historical children’s novels such as 'The Great Turkey Walk,' died on December 6 at the age of 71.

  • Where the Kids Are: 'Traveling Stories' Gets Kids Reading, One Book at a Time

    We spoke with founder Emily Moberly about her San Diego-based literacy nonprofit's work, instilling a love of reading and civic engagement in young people.

  • Four Questions for Jack White

    PW spoke with the lead singer and guitarist for The White Stripes about adapting his song “We’re Going to Be Friends” into picture book form.

  • Q & A with Emma Mills

    PW caught up with Mills in Indianapolis, where she attends graduate school, for a discussion of mean girls in books and film, and her forthcoming novel.

  • Global Kids Connect 2017: Four Questions for Meera Dolasia

    In advance of next month’s GKC conference, we spoke with the CEO and founder of DOGO Media about the surprising ways kids choose to engage with each other and with the world around them.

  • Obituary: Sheila Barry

    Sheila Barry, highly regarded publisher of Groundwood Books, died in Toronto of complications from cancer on November 15.

PW KidsCast: A Conversation with Katie Green
British author-illustrator Katie Green discusses her graphic memoir ‘Lighter Than My Shadow,’ which traces her long struggle with and recovery from anorexia, as well as why telling the story visually was so important.
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